SHE SEEKS OUT WOOL
picture my family my women
before we were in Britain
tugging wool through generations
through nations and migrations
Spoken word and live knitting give voice to the story of generations of women, from Vitepsk and Praszka to Liverpool and London, whose hands all danced the dance of knit one purl one. In this year of rebuilding, unravelling and starting to rebuild again, it’s a practice that has lessons for all of us.
What does it mean to create something stitch by stitch? What does it mean to mend mistakes in the pattern? What does it mean to be close-knit?